Be it noted that there are two versions of this kit. The first was a
Bf-110C/D kit that was later re-released in the Revell History Makers
series. This was fairly accurate and made up into a very impressive
The second version was a Bf-110G, but this one has some serious
accuracy issues because of the change to the engine nacelles, rudders
Correcting the engine nacelles *correctly* is quite difficult indeed,
because they're noticeably too small in diameter forward of the wing.
My fix was to saw horizontal slots into the nacelles at their 12, 3, 6
and 9 o'clock positions, insert thick plastic wedges that tapered from
approximately 1/8" at the front and to nothing at the leading edge of
the wing, and then file the result until it was round. You'll need also
to add a rather subtly-shaped low, wide bulge at the top of each nacelle
and to replace the kit's props -- which are too slender -- and spinners
-- which are not only too small in diameter but also too short and too
pointed. Real '110 Fs and Gs used the same props and spinners as those
on real '109 Gs, so you can use either the corresponding parts from any
of the recently-released 1/32 Hasegawa '109 G kits or any aftermarket
equivalents for those parts. Alternatively, you could use the spinners
from Revell's ancient 1/32 '109 "sorta F, sorta G" kit, which happened
to be more or less accurate in that regard, and build up the '110 kit's
props with sheet plastic. The other major error in the Revell G kit is
its rudders, which are correct for a '110 C through a '110 G-2 but wrong
for a G-4 nightfighter.
Jerry Rutman [ http://jrutman.playnet.com/catalogue/catalogue.html ]
sells an excellent resin detail set that includes a detailed cockpit,
corrected wheelwells, corrected wheels, and landing gear (US$45.00);
another set that provides corrected resin props, spinners, and rudders
(US$18.00); the cockpit alone (US$25.00); and the wheels alone
(US$6.00). I recommend all of this stuff -- but be aware that although
Jerry's spinners are much more accurate in shape than the kit's, they're
designed to fit the kit nacelles and so are too small in diameter. The
latter problem is obvious if you compare the rear diameter of the '110 G
kit's spinners to those in the new 1/32 Hasegawa '109 G/K kits or in the
ancient 1/32 Revell '109 F/G kit.
Hoping this helps,
Glad I sold mine and waited for the Monogram kit. I had a couple of the "G's"
and one "C." While the G was in a US box the C was in a Japanese box making me
wonder if this was another Japanese Revell mold. Anybody ever have a C in a
British, German, or US box?
The Keeper (of too much crap)
Fairly decent looking model, but experts say that the nacelles are not
correct for either the C (early issue) or G (late issue) versions! I built
mine OOB and except from a bit thick clear parts, I decided to put another
in the stash for a later build. Both mine are G-4 versions, and I have an
idea of backdating one to an early war machine.
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